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Adobe is reportedly releasing a full version of Photoshop on the iPad in 2019 – Yahoo Finance UK

Yahoo Finance UK Adobe is reportedly releasing a full version of Photoshop on the iPad in 2019 Yahoo Finance UK Adobe's mobile strategy thus far has been to release several apps bearing the Photoshop name that include select features of the desktop application. Photoshop Express includes a ... Image: screenshot jake krol/ mashable . The current landscape of Adobe ... Adobe to Launch Photoshop for iPad in Strategy Shift Bloomberg all 104 news articles »

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Celebrity funds from Jay Z, Will Smith and Robert Downey Jr. are backing a life insurance startup

Ethos , the company that bills itself as making life insurance accessible, affordable and simple, has officially come out of stealth with an $11.5 million investment led by one of the world’s top venture firms, Sequoia Capital, and additional participation from the family offices of Hollywood’s biggest stars and an NBA all-star. Jay Z’s Roc Nation, and the family funds of Kevin Durant, Robert Downey Jr. and Will Smith, all participated in the new round for Ethos, and Sequoia Partner Roelof Botha is taking a seat on the company’s board. Because nothing says star power like a life insurance startup. The life insurance market is one that’s been attracting interest from venture investors for a little over a year now. Companies like England’s Anorak, HealthIQ, Ladder, Mira Financial, and France’s Alan, which is backed by Partech Investments (among others), Fabric and Quilt, are all pitching life insurance products as well. Ethos is licensed in 49 states, which is pretty comparable to the offering from providers like Haven Life, the Mass Mutual-backed life insurance product. What has made the life insurance market interesting for investors is the fact that consumers’ interest in it continues to decline. Whether it’s because no one trusts insurers to actually pay out, or because Americans are putting their faith in the anti-aging technologies from funds like the Longevity Fund , folks just aren’t buying insurance products the way they used to. So when investors see the numbers of users of a formerly ubiquitous product decline from 77 percent in 1989 to below 60 percent in 2018, the assumption is that there’s room for new companies to come in and provide better service. Scads of investors have taken the same bet, which makes Ethos a marketing play as much as anything else. In the company’s press release it touts the fast, easy and inexpensive process for getting a quote.

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After reports that Tidal is inflating streaming numbers for big stars and is late paying royalties, company hires cybersecurity firm to investigate…

Music Business Worldwide : After reports that Tidal is inflating streaming numbers for big stars and is late paying royalties, company hires cybersecurity firm to investigate breach   —  Under-fire streaming platform TIDAL has announced that it has enlisted an “independent, third party cyber-security firm” to investigate a potential data breach at the company.

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Snap stock falls as Kylie tweets, but banker ratings are in the mix too

 At this point, if you haven’t accepted the celebrity influence of the Kardashian/Jenner machine, you probably haven’t been paying attention to pop culture at large. Snap is definitely paying attention. Yesterday, Kylie Jenner tweeted a pretty brutal takedown of Snapchat with the nonchalance that only a celebrity who has mastered social media better than most can do. Read More

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Facebook gives its 007s license to kill M, its not particularly intelligent AI – The Register

The Register Facebook gives its 007s license to kill M, its not particularly intelligent AI The Register Facebook is axing M, the wobbly digital personal assistant tacked onto its Messenger chat app. A spokesperson for the social network told The Register on Monday: “Today we shared with the people who have access to our M closed beta project, first ... and more »

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Facebook gives its 007s license to kill M, its not particularly … – The Register

The Register Facebook gives its 007s license to kill M, its not particularly ... The Register Facebook is axing M, the wobbly digital personal assistant tacked onto its Messenger chat app. A spokesperson for the social network told The Register on Monday: “Today we shared with the people who have access to our M closed beta project, first ... Facebook is shutting down M, its personal assistant service that combined humans and AI The Verge all 64 news articles »

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I tried (and failed) to become an Instagram guru

The life of a rock star social media celebrity may not be as worthwhile as building hospitals in war zones, but it looks a hell of a lot more fun. Imagine all of those trips behind the red velvet rope to a world where beautiful people like and respec...

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